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Internet Innovator Steve Perlman Unveils New Wireless Technology
2014-02-19 13:56:21

Peter Suciu for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Steve Perlman can’t be kept down. While his OnLive video game system failed to take off – he was forced to shut it down only to rehire a skeleton crew for a new version of the company that was developing the open source console – he is back with a new venture. Perlman, who previously helped create QuickTime when he worked at Apple; and later went on to launch the businesses behind WebTV, Moxi and facial capture technology Mova,...

Google TV Gets Updates
2012-10-09 04:18:22

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online Google unveiled a major update on Monday that lets Google TV users buy or rent movies, TV shows and music through Google Play directly from their GTV devices. “Starting today more of the Google Play experience will come to your Google TV,” wrote Ambarish Kenghe, Google TV Product Manager, in a posting on Google´s TV blog. “You´ll be able to buy or rent content directly through the Google Play Store...

Cable Gaming Could Be A Possibility
2012-09-26 14:38:15

Peter Suciu for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online For roughly the last decade the video game console arena has essentially consisted of three players: Nintendo, Sony and Microsoft. Over the last 25 years there have been some shakeups as companies such as Sega have transitioned from hardware maker to software developer, and various startups have attempted to break into the market. On the horizon already are startups that could seriously disrupt the market, as Ouya looks to bring...

HTC Takes Hit From OnLive Restructuring
2012-08-20 10:54:16

John Neumann for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Smartphone maker HTC announced a huge investment loss today in a Taiwan Stock Exchange filing, stating that OnLive, a cloud gaming service it has invested heavily into, would be undergoing restructuring because of a “lack of operating cash and an inability to raise new capital.” The company declined to elaborate on its investment. OnLive, which streams games over the internet through PCs, also started hosting games for...

OnLive Confirms Layoffs And Major Restructuring
2012-08-19 07:08:18

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online Officials with cloud-based streaming video game service OnLive have confirmed that nearly all of the company's staff have been laid off and that the company had been acquired by an unidentified buyer. The announcement comes in the wake of widespread rumors that the company was on its last legs, cutting the bulk of its work force and filing for a form of protection from creditors in California. Those rumors began when an anonymous...

Shakeup At OnLive Gaming Service
2012-08-18 08:00:47

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online In the wake of numerous media reports Friday suggesting that the company was on its last legs, officials from cloud-based gaming company OnLive denied rumors that the company was shutting down. According to Michael McWhertor of The Verge, the initial rumors suggested that the Palo Alto, California-based firm would be laying off an undisclosed number of employees. Later in the day, however, various reporters and industry...

Sony Toys With Idea Of Downloadable Games, Then Changes Its Mind
2012-05-31 03:23:47

Enid Burns for RedOrbit.com The next evolution in the videogame console war almost went to download-only games. Both Sony and Microsoft reportedly considered videogame console systems that required gamers to download programs rather than buy discs. An article in the Wall Street Journal quotes separate sources close to both Sony and Microsoft. Sony is likely to release its next videogame console in 2013, and Microsoft will likely follow in a similar timeframe. Systems from both console...

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